Case Study Challenge 60 - October 6, 2011 - Christmas Greetings
Hi and Happy Friday! We made it through another week! I hope you've got something fun planned for the weekend. It's Indian summer here and I'm having my parents over for dinner tomorrow for BBQ. The weather is unusually warm here for October - today was 85 degrees! Usually we're looking for frost on the pumpkin about now. I'm not complaining, I'm just sayin' !!
I just recently found Case Study and have been hooked on it since. Maybe it is the fantastic design team they have, or the wonderful inspiration they come up with every week.
If you aren't familiar with Case Study the concept is simple. They present a designer every week to act as a "muse" to inspire your creativity. You are not required to stick to a card recipe - so no set patterns, and no required color combinations.
You are completely free to interpret the design however you like. For this week's inspiration by Nicki Estes you might be inspired by that beautiful butterfly, the music pattern, the bright color, the card layout or maybe even the pretty lace.
As for me, I fell in love with the layout pattern on this one. I've been focusing on holiday cards lately and decided to turn this casual design into an elegant Christmas card. Instead of the bright turquoise Nicki used, I used a deep red; in place of the torn notebook border - a lacy cutout. I'm really getting to enjoy using my Copics and really like how my poinsettias turned out. I fussy cut them 4 times and layered them with pop dots.
I hope you like it! Have a great weekend! I hope the sun is shining wher ever you are!
Supplies Used: Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Compliments of the Season, Oval Classic Frame, Big Bloom Poinsettia
Dies: Spellbinders: Classic Ovals
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Union Square "Perfect" Damask Print, "Home Sweet Home" Collage Paper